Monday, April 28, 2008

Mamet: The Fighter's Face

Great little piece in the NY Times by David Mamet about his new movie, Redbelt.
Jean Renoir said he made movies for the close-ups. I didn’t understand what he meant until I made a fight film. There is little more beautiful than a fighter’s face. Audrey Hepburn was the face of beauty, but if wisdom is knowledge perfected by suffering, the fighter’s is the face of wisdom.
I like Mamet. I'm not always absolutely crazy about him, sometimes I think his dialogue feels forced and unnatural, but he is, really, a writer after my own heart.

1 comment:

A Good Husband said...

We were just talking about Mamet at lunch today. I love him as a playwright and screenwriter. He's amazing. Thanks for stopping by A Good Husband (and for the link).